The 5x5x5 system for tracking performance

While I see and hear more companies eliminating performance reviews, I’m not fully convinced if that is the best way forward. Particularly when the generations of employees working with us care more about their growth, performance and data to back their efforts. Heck, these companies themselves are going crazy about AI and big data! What’s […]

Picking your battles wisely

Whoever came up with that line was a genius bar none. I’m notoriously known (within my family and friends’ circle) for just picking up one battle after the other. The worst part is that I have a hard time letting go of something in lieu of that shiny new thing I might have picked up. […]

Generosity isn’t a strategy

The list of people who create content daily is much smaller than the ones who create content often. The former lot may/may not show up higher in search rankings the rankings. Some may not show up at all. And that’s totally okay for the majority of them as their livelihoods aren’t dependent on the content […]

Yes, but…

Years ago one of my mentors taught me the power of sharing effective feedback how it carries over to almost all parts of our communication as a whole. I wasn’t convinced because it appeared to be just a small change — from “yes, but…” to “yes, and…”. That doesn’t sound like a lot, right? Precisely […]

The carrot, egg and the coffee bean

Each of us have our own way to react or respond to a stimulus. Facing adversity is such stimulus. But most of us have only learned to react to it than respond. While I believe we eventually get wiser over time, having a better perspective saves us a lot of pain and time. Some of […]

The survival mindset

One of the major reasons why people (kids and adults alike) quit Brazilian JuJutsu (BJJ) has got nothing to do with their conflicting schedules as they claim. It’s the teaching methodology. Period. I know that first hand having been part of two different (yet so similar) schools of thoughts. When I signed up for my […]

On Dependencies

There are two types of dependencies that I know of — professional and personal. And for the most part, I believe having dependencies is neither productive nor a legit status at all times. Yes, of course, there will be exceptions! There’s always one. But if you’re reading this and worried about a project that’s stuck […]

15 productivity lessons from successful founders (and how to apply them)

Just bumped into this while going through my feeds (the fresh ones I was talking about in my previous post this morning) and I couldn’t help but share this further. Hope you’ll like it. Hat tip to the great folks at Resume.IO (no, I’m not looking for a new job right now) for carrying out […]

Staying on top of your field with content overload

I found myself organising my Feeds yesterday. Mostly taking out the inactive feeds and deleting a few that weren’t adding value. And then, I deleted a whole stack of grouped feeds because I got frustrated. There’s so much stuff to read that you just cannot prioritise. Yes, I know there’ll be some I can still […]